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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Rathana Lim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rathana Lim is an oral surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lim is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Brett King, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue; Suite 700
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett King's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King takes. Dr. King is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Dane St. John's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. St. John's hospital/clinic affiliations include Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mark Welch's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Beomjune B Kimberly, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 220; Box 220
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Beomjune Kim practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Waleed S Zaid
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1100 Florida Avenue; Box 220
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Waleed Zaid practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Zaid takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.